Many people with a cognitive impairment are likely to become lost at some stage of their illness; this can cause great distress to individuals and to their relatives. GPS location equipment has become available recently and has been trialled with a number of families. Although the technology itself is not complicated, it introduces a number of problems including battery management, device selection and returning the individual when they have become lost. A process has been developed to simplify these problems. When it is followed, the outcomes have been positive for all stakeholders.
Dunk, B., Longman, B. and Newton, L. (2010), "GPS technologies in managing the risks associated with safer walking in people with dementia ‐ a practical perspective", Journal of Assistive Technologies, Vol. 4 No. 3, pp. 4-8. https://doi.org/10.5042/jat.2010.0483Download as .RIS
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